Heywood Shelley

Heywood Shelley

Retired Partner

2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-238-8709, Fax: 212-732-3232
shelley@clm.comDownload Vcard

Practice Description

Corporate practice including: mergers and acquisitions; initial public offerings and other public and private securities offerings; joint ventures; loan agreements; executive compensation including stock plans, bonus plans and employment agreements. Real Estate practice including sports stadiums and presidential family compounds.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee memberships: Securities Law; Corporations; Real Property; Uniform State Laws)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • 1950-51 Teaching Associate, Columbia Law School
  • 1951-Present Practicing lawyer as Associate, Partner or Counsel at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP; Chairman, Real Estate Department, 1975-1997

Selected Clients

  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • American Express Company
  • Vincent Astor
  • Bridgehampton Road Races Corporation
  • George H.W. & Barbara Bush
  • Francis I. du Pont & Co.
  • Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Gilman Paper Company
  • Landauer Associates, Inc.
  • The Mary Rose Trust (U.S. counsel)
  • New York Mets
  • Turner Construction Company
  • United States Trust Company of New York
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • John Hay Whitney
  • William Zeckendorf Sr.
  • The public companies named below of which I am or have been a director


  • Pall Corporation (NYSE)
  • HRT Industries, Inc. (NYSE)
  • Chemplast, Inc.(AMEX)
  • Belock Instrument Corporation (AMEX)

Practice Area


  • A.B., 1948 Columbia College
  • LL.B., 1950 Columbia Law School (with honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); Chairman, Board of Student Judges

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